Win in top match gives Bayern 4-point lead
Thomas Müller already had a bit of a premonition. "We wanted to pass on the pressure to Dortmund. Of course, there was also a bit of hope that they would drop points against Leipzig and we could carve out a small lead in the table," said the FC Bayern forward after the 2-1 home win in the outstanding fixture of Matchday 11 against third-placed SC Freiburg.
FCB extend lead at the top
Second-placed BVB did indeed lose 2-1 at RB Leipzig in Saturday night's match, allowing the men from Munich to extend their lead over their nearest pursuers to four points.
„"When we come back from international duty, we know FC Bayern will be top of the table - there's nothing better"”
However, FCB had to work hard for their own success against a courageous Freiburg side. In the end, a 30th-minute strike from Leon Goretzka, followed by a second from Robert Lewandowski in the 75th was enough to secure a fourth consecutive league win for the Reds.
Müller: There's nothing better
At the same time, following the wins at Union Berlin (5-2) and in the Champions League against Benfica (5-2), the 2-1 against Freiburg marked the perfect end to a packed week of football ahead of the last international break of the year. Or, in the words of Thomas Müller: "When we come back from international duty, we know FC Bayern will be top of the table - there's nothing better." And now it's with a four-point lead over second-placed BVB.
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